Frank (3128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This gushed a bit for me but otherwise seems uninfected though it did perhaps spend a bit too much time on the shelf. You can never tell w/ Belgians sometimes they are just overcarbonated. Sometimes there is something horribly wrong. Itís cloudy orange w/ a messy white head of large bubbles. The nose is nutty malts first and a bit of hops in the background. This is medium bodied and retained itís carbonation despite gushing, which is normally not the case. Taste is rather similar to the nose and is notably lacking in Belgian yeast character, which is not really a problem in and of itself just not what I was expecting. It is a bit fruity but I am barely getting any bananas or cloves. A good firm bitterness rounds out the finish. This is really only decent. It has neither the vibrant hop character of a good IPA nor the spicy yeast or wonderful carbonation of a great Belgian.
drpimento (2311) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
DO NOT OPEN UNLESS OUTSIDE OR NEAR A DRAIN! MAJOR GUSHER! Now that I finally have some in my glass, the head is cream colored with globs of brown trub floating on top and no lace. Color is a cloudy amber with lots of sediment in suspension or at the bottom of the glass. Aroma is very yeasty, malt, champagne. Flavor is like aroma with only a hint of sweetness. Yeast really dominates. Finish is the same way. Body is good and carbonation is too.
jimhilt (2441) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a five+ finger off-white head that fades quickly to a thin layer, leaving traces of lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Spicy nose. Flavor is spicy, some caramel, some grapefruit. Lingering sour finish. $5.95 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
fugitive (1491) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml.Color dark orange with very big head. Aroma hop, bitter, caramel. Taste bitter hop, caramel, alcohol.
swoopjones (6524) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. Lighter blonde colored pour. Notes of Belgian yeasts, floral hops with minor pot pourri. taste is dry, floral hops, sweet tang & Belgian yeast. Pretty well balanced. Nice
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden pour with a lively white head. The aroma is lemon citrus, hoppy goodness, and some mild yeasty dough. The flavor is super crisp lemon and orange notes with fruity dough notes and a grassy hop finish. Palate is medium bodied with supple caressing effervescence and a dry crisp finish.
thedm (4984) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a extremely large sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a transparent light yellow orange body before the yeast hit and deep dark yellow orange light brown after. The deep aroma was hoppy and floral. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The good flavor contained notes of deep floral hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
rosenbergh (7628) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. From Germany (bierkompass.de). OKT2011. Lot 412.
Rediculous amout of foam coming out of bottle all over the place before I was even trying to pour it. Not very easy to pour or drink since itís foaming a lot. Lots of yeast sediment as well. Hazy yellow colour with incredibly oversized foamy white head. Fruity hoppy bitterness combined with Belgian yeast and some caramel sweetness in aroma. Flavour is Belgian yeast, bitter hops, sweet caramel, malt and spices. Quite strong. Alcohol warming well present. Interesting mixture of well hopped ale and Belgian Ale. Good but not exactly the cream of the crop.
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured golden with a nice head that stuck around tasted more belgian style then ipa very drinkable
csbosox (1225) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A silly amount of foam came out of the bottle. Other than that, it smelled and tasted great. Even though this is probably an old bottle (bought on clearance) the hop aroma and flavor have stuck around along with an earthiness and woodsiness. A tasty beer, but with the sheer amount of sediment, I am guessing this is a fairly old bottle.